Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird shaped bowl
  • Dolorita
  • bird shaped bowl, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 11.5 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4157

The small, shallow bowl is shaped like a bird. The bowl occupies the body space, so there is a wing on two sides, a head on one and a tail on one side. It is glossy black. The top surfaces of the wings and tail are decorated with matte black. The wings have stepped triangles. The tail has a matte stepped triangle with a glossy triangle inside